McCourt savours European MMA gold

New European mixed martial arts champion Leah McCourt savours her win at the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA, saying her hard work has "finally paid off".

The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland said the tournament in Birmingham was "tough physically and mentally" but it was an "amazing feeling" to go over and show off her skills.

McCourt also believes the rapid expansion of Mixed Martial Arts is because it is such a "spectacular sport" and anyone who goes to an event will see how "amazing" it is.